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Kevin Rimane has been at PSG for eight years and made just one first-team appearance

Kevin Rimane is no longer a young man, in the wider context of football.

The centre-back is entering the peak of his football career, having turned 27 in February.

But, were Rimane to walk around the Parc des Princes, the 47,000-capacity stadium he calls home, the 27-year-old would likely go unnoticed.

Say cheese

Rimane’s career path couldn’t be more different to Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and his fellow PSG team-mates.

He’s in his second spell at PSG, re-joining the club after three years in Ligue 2 with Boulogne, where he was a team-mate of N’Golo Kante.

In total he’s racked up eight years at PSG, starting back in 2008 when Stephane Sessegnon was the big summer signing and a 36-year-old Claude Makelele was the main man.

Care to Eden a guess at how many appearances Rimane has made in his time at PSG?

Simpler times at PSG

Simpler times at PSG

One. One solitary official appearance for PSG’s first-team is all Rimane has to show for eight years at the club, as well as 18 caps for French Guiana.

Rimane played the full 90 minutes of PSG’s 4-0 Trophee des Champions final win against Monaco, partnering Thiago Silva in defence.

Ahead of the new league campaign, Rimane’s first-team prospects weren’t looking great.

The £33million summer signing of fellow defender Thilo Kehrer pushed him further down an already stacked pecking order.

Bet he can hardly hear himself over the noise of the crowd

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Bet he can hardly hear himself over the noise of the crowd

But don’t write the big man off just yet.

Rimane made the bench for PSG’s last two Ligue 1 fixtures, a 3-0 win away at Nice and the 5-0 mauling of Lyon.

Clearly he’s a good luck charm.

If only there was a Premier League club in desperate need of both defenders and some good luck. Nope, can’t think of a single one.

Kevin, it’s Jose

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Kevin, it’s Jose

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